Recent Major Firefighting News: Orlando (FL) Mass Shooting, Deadly L.A. Fire

June 10-17, 2016

A gunman killed 49 people inside an Orlando (FL) nightclub before being killed by authorities. Five people were killed in a fire in an abandoned building in Los Angeles, and two firefighters died of medical events, one in New Hampshire and one in North Carolina.

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49 Dead in Orlando (FL) Mass Shooting

In the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history, a shooter invaded a popular Orlando gay club, spraying the helpless crowd with bullets. Photos: Grief, Shock After Orlando Shooting | Mayor Discusses Delay Sending Medics During Orlando Attack

Dispute Blamed in Deadly Los Angeles Fire

Authorities believe a dispute between homeless people living together in an abandoned office building led one of them to set a fire that killed five others.

Report: NH Firefighter Dies from Medical Issue

New Hampton Firefighter-AEMT Douglas A. Clement, 43, died of an apparent heart attack.

Magnesium Fueled Fire in CA Causes Explosions, Power Outages

A magnesium fueled fire that burned through two commercial buildings in Maywood caused several explosions and left thousands without power Tuesday morning.

Boulder (CO) Firefighter Hurt in Training Mishap

A Boulder firefighter was injured after he was tangled in hose during a wildfire training exercise.

HI Firefighter Critically Injured During Training

A Honolulu firefighter was in critical condition today following a training accident off Leahi Beach Park.

NC Firefighter Dies While Exercising

Firefighter Joshua Warren reportedly collapsed and died while working out in Lincoln County Thursday afternoon.

Fallen 9/11 Chief Finally Gets Funeral

Nearly 15 years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a funeral is being held for FDNY Safety Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack, who died in the World Trade Center collapse. FDNY Chief Gets Funeral He Deserves

Fires Threaten Communities Around American West

Fueled by hot and dry weather, wildfires threatened homes in California and other Western states as crews struggled to corral flames that have scorched miles of brush and timber. Hot Temperatures, Wind Hamper Firefighter Efforts in New Mexico | Cedar Fire (AZ) Grows to 8,000 Acres | ‘Scherpa Fire’ in Santa Barbara County Grows to 1,200 Acres

Man Charged in MI Firefighter’s Death Deemed Unfit For Trial

A young man accused of intentionally striking a Lansing firefighter with his pickup truck has been found mentally incompetent, which will indefinitely delay his murder trial.


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